Tuesday Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the creation of the Virginia Oyster Trail, a major tourism development project connecting travelers to Virginia oyster raw bars ‚restaurants, and the watermen culture throughout coastal Virginia, the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula and Virginia’s Eastern Shore.Virginia produces the best oysters in the world and as the oyster industry continues to grow, we want to let it be known that Virginia is also the Oyster Capital of the East Coast,” said Gov. McAuliffe.
A public-private partnership of stakeholders started working together this year to brand the Virginia oyster travel experience to show the world that Virginia is for Oyster Lovers. The trail shows visitors a way to enjoy Virginia’s seven different oyster regions, as well as experience the culture of watermen in the Chesapeake Bay. Gov. McAuliffe officially declared November as Virginia Oyster Month and named Virginia the “Oyster Capital of the East Coast.”